GOP legislators ask NM Supreme Court to reconsider strict criminal case deadlines

Deborah Baker of the Albuquerque Journal has this story about a letter that 16 Republican state legislators sent to the New Mexico Supreme Court, asking it to relax strict deadlines it imposed on the prosecution of criminal cases in Bernalillo County.

For example, the new rules require cases to be assigned to three tracks, depending on their complexity. The three tracks require cases to be tried within six, nine, and twelve months, respectively.

The Supreme Court is considering changes to the rules. If you have an opinion on what should be done, please leave a comment!

 

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